I had a c-section with my son because he was just too big! I am only 5'3" and my son was 7 lbs 12 oz. I went into labor at 38 weeks, and I was in labor for 15 1/2 hours and I had only dilated to one cm. They were giving me something to speed up my labor but it wasn't working and they wouldn't give me anything for pain because they thought it would slow things down. Finally they told me that I could either have a c-section or wait one more hour to see if I progressed. By that time I was having horrible labor pains and I just wanted to get it over with. I started balling because I was scared, I had never had any type of surgery, but soon after I was so relieved when I knew it was almost over that the contractions started to hurt much less. My husband was in the room for the surgery, and he cut the umbilical cord. The doctor held my son up so I could see him and after they cleaned him up I got to hold him for the first time, but my husband got to hold him first. It took about 30 minutes to finish the surgery and when I got back to the room everyone was admiring our new little addition. I am now pregnant with our second child and I'll be having a scheduled c-section with this one. My due date is February 21st, so if it's a girl we will probably schedule surgery for Valentine's day! I'm glad I won't have to go through labor this time, but I'm not looking forward to the IV, catheter, or spinal. They all hurt pretty bad.
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